TITLE: Chasing after diversity PLACE: Skrzynice/Lublin, Poland DATES: June 20-30, 2019     MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT To promote diversity through music and culture, To create an inclusive platform for youngsters with disabilities, To hold music and dance workshops on drumming, vocal, folk dancing, etc., To create an international orchestra and make a public concert during the project.   WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Participants should be 18-28 years old young people with musical background (professional level not required). Youngsters with disabilities are encouraged to apply.   PARTICIPATION FEE: 20 EUR Th...


We are glad to inform, that Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO announces a new French conversational club. The club will be led by European Vountary Service volunteer in YIC Sarah Fawaz from France. If you want to improve your French communication skills, then hurry up to register online through this link. The deadline for registration is April 5, by 11:00. The first meeting of the clubs will take place on April 6, at 12:00 in "Youth House" Open Youth Centre (address: Vazgen Sargsyan 20).   In case of questions call 095 91 91 97 (except Mondays and Sundays).  ...


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On March 28, a press conference dedicated to the "Open Youth Work Recognition" project aimed at promoting an open youth work model in Armenia took place in Dialogue Media Center. During the press conference YIC NGO president, youth expert Artur Najaryan, public policy expert Anna Yeghoyan, youth work expert Karen Terteryan and youth researcher Marina Galstyan presented the need for open youth work in Armenia, as well as the overall goal of the project, upcoming actions and preliminary research data. *The project “Open Youth Work Recognition in Armenia” is implemented by Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO within the framework of the subgrant of the project “Com...


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 On March 27, an info day was held at Gyumri “Youth Initiative Center’’ NGO. During the meeting with the help of human library method attendees had an opportunity to learn about activities and local, international projects implemented by the organization. 18 young people took part in the info meeting.              See more......


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Օn Murch 23, Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” with “Youth House” Open Youth Center and our volunteers, joined the Clean-up Day. We cleaned the surrounding area of our Youth Centre. The beneficiaries of Emili Aregak Center were also with us. Our good friend EU Ambassador to Armenia Piotr Świtalski also did not stay away from the cleaning work and joined our team.            See more...  ...


Hello, I am Gor Khachatryan. I am 28 years old. I am from Armenia and have a Master's Degree in Linguistics. I would like to share my first impressions with you about my EVS in Craiova, Romania.   I was always wanted to have EVS experience and this project made my dream come true.   In Armenia, we always keep contact with our sending organization YIC, and with the our supportive coordinator, we didn’t have any problems concerning visa and other documentation. After the pre-departure meeting, I had already a complete idea about the project.   The idea to be in a foreign country, where you don’t know anyone is not so difficult for me, ...


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On February 25 and 26, we  signed a Memorandums of Understanding on youth cooperation with “Shirak Regional State College” SNCO and National Polytechnic University of Armenia Gyumri Branch The goal of the memorandum is to support strengthening of partnership between the parties, providing opportunity for students and lecturers to participate in YIC NGO international projects.   ...


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On February 28 another ‘’Friday’s Café’’ of Gyumri "Youth Initiatives Center" NGO took place. This time the topic was Love. In the warm atmosphere of “Friday’s café” our EVS volunteers presented customs and traditions of Estonia, Slovakia, Czech and Armenia related with celebration of love. The guests also had an opportunity to taste traditional cookies prepared by EVS volunteers and play quiz the topic of which was songs dedicated to love.                       See more...   ...